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The Steinitz Papers (kart.)


325 pages, paperback, McFarland, 2010, first edition 2002

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After years of research and unflagging efforts to acquire any and all known letters to and from Steinitz, the author here presents in their own words a remarkable account of Steinitz and his contemporaries in the chess world of over a century ago.

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Weight 630 g
Manufacturer McFarland
Width 17,5 cm
Height 25,5 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2010
Author Kurt Landsberger
Language English
ISBN-13 9780786447046
Year of First Edition 2002
Pages 325
Binding paperback

Table of Contents

To the Reader 1

Introduction 3

About the Letters 9


The First Years 21

Mason, Hoffer, Zukertort and Steinitz 28

A Glimpse of the New World 37

No “Shadowy Anonymus” 50


The Hydra-Headed Monster 71

Cuba, Chess and Congress 92

Steinitz the Author 107

“One of the Chosen People ... ” 117

Tschigorin and Gunsberg 131

Johnson’s Universal Cyclopaedia 150

The American Chess Master from New Jersey 159

Steinitz and Lasker 161


Hastings, St. Petersburg and Rostov 203

Letters to Pillsbury 209

Dr. Reider’s Medical Conclusions 227

Graphology 244

The Referee 246

The Last Years 252

Contracts 266


Those Whose Lives Touched That of William Steinitz< 279

Acknowledgments 313

Index 317

welcome...very useful...fascinating"--The Washington Post

"a very rich collection of material"--British Chess Magazine

"high-quality...lively and deserves high praise... should be enjoyed by anyone who reads chess history"--IM John Donaldson ( )

welcome...very useful...fascinating&rdquo—The Washington Post

“a very rich collection of material&rdquo—British Chess Magazine

“high-quality...lively and deserves high praise... should be enjoyed by anyone who reads chess history&rdquo— IM John Donaldson ( )

“the book offers a wealth of archival includes valuable documents, photographs, facsimiles and game scores. There is an illuminating commentary throughout&rdquo—Chessville Reviews

“ outstanding work&rdquo—Chess Mail

“the author, Steinitz’s great-grandnephew, presents all known letters to and from Steinitz&rdquo—Chess Horizons

“high-quality...lively and entertaining...the book deserves high praise&rdquo—

“an amazing collection of correspondences and documents that span Steinitz’s chess life...any true history buff or fan of Steinitz would love this collection and derive an immense amount of pleasure from it...the book is a historic gem...there is simply nothing else out there that can provide the kind of detailed information that this book has. It is a phenomenal book for the serious study of the interesting World Champion&rdquo—

“well researched and well written&rdquo—Seagaard Chess Reviews

“outstanding&rdquo—Time Travel-Journal for Chess Players

with the courtesy of McFarland

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